Please welcome Carly Speicher from Carly and Adam to Minds in Bloom today! Carly is sharing some teacher podcasts that are great resources for educators at all experience levels.
Do you listen to podcasts? My husband has recently gotten me on the podcast bandwagon. He mostly listens to business podcasts, but did you know that there are podcasts just for teachers?!
I have recently discovered some amazing teacher podcasts, and I am here on Minds in Bloom to share these resources with you. I mean, who wouldn’t want to know about free professional development that you can listen to anytime or anywhere?
So, whether you are road tripping this summer or just hanging out on the beach, be sure to check out some of these teacher podcasts.
#1: Angela Watson’s Truth For Teachers
Angela Watson is one of my newfound teaching inspirations. She is incredibly knowledgeable and delivers her messages in a way that pushes you to be a better educator. This podcast contains a wealth of teaching tips, from classroom management to how to efficiently use your time. It is very encouraging and motivational for educators.
- Season 3, Episode 8: Should Teachers Reward Students for Doing What They’re “Supposed” to Do?
- Season 3, Episode 9: Responsible Rewards: Using the “Now-That” Principle
- Season 3, Episode 20: 6 Simple Steps to Your Best Summer Ever
#2: Teach 4 the Heart with Linda Kardamis
Linda Kardamis strives to provide teachers with ideas and inspiration to overcome their teaching challenges. The message is mainly directed towards Christian educators; however, the teaching tips are relevant for all educators.
#3: The Hidden Brain with Shankar Vedanta
While the Hidden Brain is not necessarily an education podcast, there are multiple episodes relating to educational topics. This podcast approaches various questions from a psychological and scientific point of view. The Hidden Brain is not only informative but also entertaining.
- Episode 4: Students and Teachers
- Episode 16: Misbehaving
- Episode 26: Grit
You can listen to all of the episodes on the website here.
#4: Freakonomics Radio with Stephen J. Dubner
Freakonomics Radio explores “the hidden side of everything.” Although not directed towards teachers, Stephen J. Dubner finds ways to tie in educational concepts that are both entertaining and insightful.
- Episode 188: Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem?
- Episode 228: Does “Early Education” Come Way Too Late?
- Episode 235: Who Needs Handwriting?
#5: TED Radio Hour with Guy Raz
I’m sure you’ve heard of and even watched your share of TED talks. In this podcast Guy Raz interviews TED speakers and digs deeper into the ideas presented on the TED stage.
- Unstoppable Learning
- From Curiosity to Discovery
You can listen to all of the episodes here.